Experiential Learning

Geology Assistant Professor Chris Lowry's Hydrogeology Lab Taking Readings in Tonawanda Creek.

We believe learning by doing is the key to our students' success both during and after their time at UB. The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to take advantage of the life-changing opportunities happening around them every day.

Through unique, hands-on experiences, you'll grow into an active global citizen focused on problem-solving, creative innovation and collaborative civic engagement. You'll also develop the self-confidence and critical thinking skills required to navigate an ever-evolving job market. Don't wait! Now is the time to take the next step toward your future.

Zoom image: Students work with Jonathan Shimon, professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, in the Drama Theatre at the Center for the Arts.

Students work with Jonathan Shimon, professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, in the Drama Theatre at the Center for the Arts.

Experiential Learning in the College

College students who engaged in four or more high-impact practices, such as study abroad or internships, have a 70 percent chance of enrolling in graduate school or finding a full-time job after earning a bachelor’s degree, according to a recent study by UB researchers.

Each additional effort either increased a student’s chance of attaining a bachelor’s degree and a full-time job by 17 percent, or made enrolling in graduate school 30 percent more likely.